Multimedia, Research and technology, Society

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Art and Industrial Creation Centre)

7 Sep , 2015  

Located in Gijón, Asturias, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial was opened on 30 March 2007. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Art and Industrial Creation Centre) is a multidisciplinary institution, which produces, disseminates and fosters access to new forms of culture rooted in the creative use of information and communication technologies (ICT’s). Its transversal, integrated programming is targeted at a wide public base with the ultimate goal of generating and sharing knowledge.

LABoral is designed as a platform of resources available to designers to facilitate the development of ambitious projects in the fields of visual arts, design and architecture. The local presence of the institution is considered as an important factor to boost the relationship between creators and those of other Asturias regions of Spain or abroad. Laboral has since its inception, worked with numerous institutions in Spain and Europe, the purpose being to extend this network to other regions.

LABoral is

-A multidisciplinary institution that produces, disseminates and fosters access to new forms of culture emerging from the creative use of ICTs.

-A platform for access to tools and know-how to support artists and creators in the development of ambitious projects in art and industrial creation environments

-A cross-cutting programme targeting all audiences with the goal of sharing knowledge

-Offers a variety of ways to engage with the different programme areas

-Acts as an anchorage point for the purpose of fostering dynamic relationships between the artistic and creative communities in Asturias and the rest of the world

-A Centre for the production of contemporary art works that will form part of our future heritage

-A Centre for innovation available to the public and artists

-A “museum with a difference” where you can experience art, new technologies and industrial creation


Four inter-related activity areas

1.- Exhibitions and diffusion

2.- Production/Research

3.- Training and Cultural Mediation

4.- Communication


-Plataforma Cero. Centre for the production of contemporary art works and other cultural projects: future heritage

-Technical support, consultancy, resources and infrastructure for creators, working groups and educators

-Support for the creation of new work and artistic research

-Provides technical support to creators and develops artist in residency programmes


fabLAB Asturias

-Strategic agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

-A space for research, training and production with advanced digital fabrication machinery to create real and virtual prototypes. One of the 50 existing centres in Spain and the world. Financially supported by Alcoa

-In the Worldwide Network of Fab Labs. Signing of agreement with the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)

Audiovisual Production Platform

-plat0: Experimentation and research on artistic actions and new audiovisual forms.

A/V Laboratories

-With equipment for recording, editing and the production and postproduction of digital and audio video

Production residencies

-Aimed at national and international creators, developers and companies


-Classroom for knowledge

-Talks, workshops, courses, meetings, conferences, symposiums

-Education offers for schools, educational centres and the general public

-New teaching methods and ground-breaking formats

-Learning resources to supplement classroom work

-Collaboration with universities

-Postgraduate programme with the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Aiming to provide the necessary tools to understand and take part in present-day culture from an interdisciplinary perspective in connection with the main debates on the international scale

-Sala de Interpretación [Interpretation Room] with audiovisual material, bibliographies and documentation so that visitors can better access their searches

-Mediation team. Guided visits, Visit-workshops

-Mediateca_Archivo [Mediathéque]. Space for research and the dissemination of today’s art and creative industries. With a strong focus on the intersections between society, art, science and technology

-Archive of Asturian Creators. Database for looking up works produced by creators born or resident in Asturias



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